Philosophy - Purity One-Step Facial Cleanser

Philosophy Purity One-Step Facial Cleanser

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  • Cleansing
  • Exfoliation
  • cocos nucifera oil
  • glycerin
  • limnanthes alba seed oil
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Formula review

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What does the product description say?
"Purity One-Step Facial Cleanser"
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WIMJ summary

This product works by removing dirt and oil from the surface of the skin. It uses a combination of mild cleansing agents (carbomer, coco-glucoside, peg-120 methyl glucose dioleate, polysorbate 20, sodium lauroamphoacetate, sodium trideceth sulfate, triethanolamine) and should be able to cleanse the skin gently. Still keep in mind that any cleansing can disrupt the skin barrier, and most people do not need to cleanse their skin more than once per day.

Even though this formulation is mild, the following cleansing agents could trigger an irritation or allergy for some people: coco-glucoside

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"Our brightening peel delivers advanced anti-aging and skin-brightening benefits through a triple-acid formula that dissolves and sweeps away dull, dead skin cells and impurities."
WIMJ summary

This product does not contain effective exfoliating ingredients. It might be able to deliver physical exfoliation, that is scrub off some of the dead cells on the surface of the skin. We do not recommend physical exfoliation, because it is not uniform (some bits of skin can get exfoliated too much while others not at all). It can also traumatize the skin and aggrevate acne and other skin conditions.

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Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
10% - 13%
5.5% - 6.7%
This oil's cmposition is closest to rapeseed oil. It is a very stable oil and serves as an emoillient
3.2% - 3.9%
Used as a cleansing agent (surfactant) in cleansers. Helps water and oil mix together in lotions. Can be irritating
2.4% - 2.9%
An emollient. Found to be as effective as a moisturizer for dry skin as mineral oil. Could be comedogenic
1.9% - 2.4%
Can be drying and contribute to skin irritation. Used in formulars to dissolve other ingredients, create a thinner product consistency or for its antibacterial properties
1.6% - 2%
1.4% - 1.7%
1.1% - 1.3%
An essential oil. Can be irritating
0.9% - 1.15%
The ingredient is not recognized
Aromatic plant oil used in cosmetics as a fragrance. A likely irritant
0.65% - 1%
0.6% - 0.85%
0.55% - 0.8%
Used as a fragrance. Can be irritating
0.5% - 0.8%
0.5% - 0.7%
Used as a fragrance. Can be irritating
0.45% - 0.7%
An essential oil that is used as a fragrance and can be irritating. It might have some anti-oxidant effect in skin
0.45% - 0.65%
A plant oil that might help neutralize free radicals and have an anti-bacterial effect
0.45% - 0.65%
0.35% - 0.6%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.3% - 0.55%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
0.25% - 0.5%
Helps create a thicker or gel-like product texture. It is not a surfactant but can be used in gentle cleansing formulations
0.2% - 0.4%
Used to adjust pH of the product and can help improve the product's smell
0.2% - 0.35%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.2%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.15%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.1% - 0.2%
A preservative. Is more irritating than many other preservatives available
0.1% - 0.2%
A yellow dye
0.05% - 0.15%

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